Winery: Gran Sasso
Locale: Roseto degli Abruzzi (Roseto), Italy
Site: Grown in hillside vineyards near Ortona, on soils of clay and stone.
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Fermentation and Aging: Stainless steel.
Notes: Sangiovese is a fairly ubiquitous grape, best known in Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, but able to produce high quality fruit further south even to northern Puglia. We find the balance and purity of fruit found in this simple, honest Sangiovese to be remarkable. A varietally-named Sangiovese of this quality/price ratio has a strong place in the market.